Racing Wood Scooters in the Philippines

Along the picturesque rice terraces of Banaue, Philippines, a unique racing subculture combines daredevil bravery with incredible artistry.

Every April during the town’s Imbayah Festival, residents gather to watch a race unlike any other.Flying down the region’s steep hills at speeds that reach 30 mph, local riders challenge each other with meticulously carved, handcrafted wooden scooters.

These beautifully crafted bikes don’t have brakes, so riders must rely on their skill to avoid crashing. Join three-time champion Robert Duyugen for the ride of a lifetime on a one-of-a-kind scooter.

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